The biggest problem with using shame and humiliation as corrective punishment is the immediate and long term effect it has on children. It often causes emotional dysfunction, anxiety, depression and increasingly, suicide. And most of all it doesn’t work or at least it has a very poor success rate. In my opinion, none of these people were actually parenting. Even here on this board, no one has brought up looking at the root of these behavioral issues. Usually its something experienced early in life or dysfunction in the home. These parents are more than likely dysfunctional themselves and this punishment is an attempt to deflect blame and use their children as scapegoats. It should be the parents standing out there with “And she/he stole, drank etc. because I am a bad parent” signs if anything because they failed their children as parents.